Dobsonfly, 19th Century illustration

Dobsonfly, 19th Century illustration

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Caption: Dobsonfly (Corydalus cornutus). 1869 illustration of a male dobsonfly. Dobsonflies are predatory insects, the males of which used their large mandibles (seen here) to grasp females during mating. This species is found around fast-flowing streams in eastern North America, where its aquatic larvae develop.

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